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fartcatcher

The secret footballer

Column in the Guardian written anonymously by a Prem footballer. Very honest and very readable.
Obviously a bit brighter than average as he quotes Freud this week (Sigmund not Emma).

Having a bit of fun trying to guess his identity. Probably English, certainly British. Been around a few years in the Prem but not necessarily playing for the big four.
Think he's a midfielder based on some of his observations.
Gareth Barry?

http://www.guardian.co.uk/football/series/the-secret-footballer
bearing

I'd say he'd be older than Barry, perhaps Le Saux
lolwarlol

Danny Murphy
bearing

PL2 wrote:
Danny Murphy


He's not so articulate on tv though.

Clark Carlisle?
Forest

A journalist masquerading as a footballer?
lolwarlol

bearing wrote:
PL2 wrote:
Danny Murphy


He's not so articulate on tv though.

Clark Carlisle?


Type his name (Murphy) into google and see the suggestions that follow. click on secret footballer and see thbe pages of speculation.
Tank Girl

there does seem to be a strong feeling that it is murphy.
people do not necessarily write the way they speak.
fartcatcher

lots of quite well informed speculation here

http://www.thefootballramble.com/index.php/forum/viewthread/2155/

Murphy favourite, followed by Davies (S), Davies (K), and Scott Parker - on the grounds he went to Grammar School (didn't do me much feckin' good).

With Emile Heskey, Jamie Carragher and Jabo Ibehere as outsiders.  
Late Doors

http://regdafishthinktank.com/about9075.html

keep up you lot    

Lee Bowyer is my hunch
Tank Girl

danny murphy's wife used to write a column for the times
fartcatcher

His mortgage repayments are 18,000 per month.  tryyryo.gif

Obviously doesn't play for W Brom or Wolves.
Late Doors

Ive been enjoying the columns. He's giving away so many clues as to who he is its almost as if he wants to be found out. If only we knew someone who had a bit of time on his hands, who is interested in it and knows a bit about about football. It'd be quite simple to put all the clues together and identify him. If only we kniew some top bloke like that who would do this for his buddies
Grind

fartcatcher wrote:
His mortgage repayments are 18,000 per month. tryyryo.gif

Obviously doesn't play for W Brom or Wolves.


Crikey - that's about what I've got left on my mortgage.  hgfhjgfjgfj
Grind

And, unless I'm mistaken, you can't offset mortgage interest payments in the UK any more?

Overpaid fucker, whoever he is.
fartcatcher

Not Danny Murphy - has played for a team that has been relegated.

Alan Smith?  
fartcatcher

It's in the Sun so it must be true

http://www.thesun.co.uk/sol/homep...ret-footballer-been-unmasked.html
Late Doors

Makes sense. He must have not been bothered about his identity eventually been revealed. He deliberately left loads of clues. Far as i saw it he didn't say anything inflammatory or libellous just an entertaining insightful account of his career. Just because others view it as some precious secret and sacred world  doesn't mean it is immune from scrutiny just like any other .. ahem..industry.
bearing

One of the trainee teachers at school was at Stoke when Kitson was there, he'd guessed at Kitson a while ago.  Mad as a box of frogs apparently.

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